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You Have Eight Senses Not Five

You are probably surprised to learn that you have eight senses.  Though in truth, you have more than eight senses, nonetheless for today we are just going to stick to eight for the purposes of understanding your brain and body, sensory sensitivity, and sensory overload.

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Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity, because we are all sensitive to our senses! Second, for some people, this is a problem because they are over or under-sensitive compared to the rest of us.  Third, this extra level of sensory sensitivity includes people of all ages.  Fourth,

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What Is the Meaning of Sensory Friendly?

Help is here to understand the meaning of sensory friendly.  In addition, you will also learn about your senses. First, know that sensory refers to any single sense.  However, it also can refer to any of your eight senses. Second, your senses include what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell.  Likewise, they also include your

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What Is Sensory Disorder?

Have you been told that your child has a sensory disorder? Maybe a teacher, occupational therapist, psychologist or doctor mentioned it?  It’s scary to hear and know that something is wrong with your child.  It’s frightening to hear words you may have never heard before describe your child’s symptoms.   Some sensory words described There are

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What Does Sensory Autism Mean?

What does sensory autism mean? A sensory disorder is commonly associated with autism.  However, it is important to know that sensory disorders and autism are not the same thing.  Additionally, sensory autism is not a type of autism. This blog explains more about sensory and autism and in particular, how they overlap.  It is important

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What You Need to Know About a Weighted Lap Pad

Have you heard someone say, “weighted lap pad” and wonder what it was? Children, adults and seniors all use them. People use them at home, school, and work.  In this blog post you will learn all about weighted lap pads. What is a lap pad? A lap pad describes something that is made of material,

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What are Sensory – Friendly Movies?

Have you seen sensory-friendly movies advertised? Maybe you wonder: What do sensory-friendly films mean? What is an autism-friendly screening? What is a relaxed screening? What do sensory screenings mean then? What is a sensory-sensitive movie? What if they are all the same thing? What do sensory-friendly movies mean? A sensory-friendly movie changes your sensory experience. 

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Sensory Relaxed Performances: How-to and What to Expect

Have you heard the phrase “relaxed performance”?  As a result, are you wondering what those words mean? Maybe you want to offer a relaxed performance and need help.  Do you wonder what makes a performance sensory relaxed?  On the other hand, do you wonder, is a sensory-friendly performance and relaxed performance the same thing? What

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Sensory Overload: Is it a Problem in Your Life?

You likely have many unanswered questions about sensory overload. Read on to discover if it is a problem in your life. And find helpful solutions. Sensory overload: A definition You may wonder, how do you explain sensory overload? It happens when the senses are overstimulated or overwhelmed.  You are likely already thinking of your five

Ear Muffs and Reducing Noise for Sensory Sensitivity

Do you experience sensory overload in noisy public places?  Furthermore, do you want to buy noise-cancelling ear muffs to help your child with sensory sensitivity?  According to research, noise sensitivity has been found to be an important issue for children with sensory sensitivities. On the other hand, are you curious about ways to reduce auditory

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